Invitation and interview week


Applicants will be chosen based on their academic qualification, aptitude, motivation, scientific interest and letters of recommendation. Complete applications will be forwarded to participating group leaders for short-listing. Within four weeks of the application deadline applicants on short-list will receive invitations for interviews in Berlin.

Interview Week in Berlin

Interviews are organised as a 3-day symposium including a Berlin city tour, Campus Tours, dinners and various occasions to meet faculty and researchers associated with HEIBRiDS. Travel and Visa expenses, accommodation and food for the interview days are fully covered. Interview Days 2018 take place April 23-25 in Berlin.


  • Monday: Arrival of candidates, project presentations, dinner
  • Tuesday: Panel interviews, personal interviews and lab visits
  • Wednesday: Personal interviews and lab visits
  • Thursday: Candidates leave Berlin

At the end of the week, candidates will be asked to submit prefernces for their favourite research project. In a final plenary session, faculty members will determine the candidates that will be accepted to the program. Results of the plenary session will be announced within 1 week. Successful candidates will be offered a position according to the candidate’s preferences. We expect the success rate of invited candidates to be 1:3. Successful candidates will receive an invitation letter and have 1-2 weeks to accept this offer. Students may start their research project within 4 months after the interviews.